Gyung Jin SHIN

Gyung Jin SHIN, Dr

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Gyung Jin Shin is a multimedia artist and researcher. As an artist with a background in sculpture and new media, she has incorporated a wide range of digital media into artworks in contexts including physical computing, programming, 3D printing, and performance video with a machine. In her recent projects, she has connected new technologies with the language of contemporary art to highlight philosophical and ontological issues relating to technology and provide these issues with historical and societal context. Her creative projects have been exhibited and screened at a worldwide biennale, a conference, and at media art festivals as well as in museums. She received a PhD from the City University of Hong Kong in 2022, an MFA from Columbia University in 2010, and a BFA from Seoul National University.

Research Interests

As a researcher, her overarching aim is to connect the theory and history of art with contemporary philosophical issues relating to technology from the perspective of Critical Theory. Her current research interests include postdigital discourse, new materialism, digital labor, and the author discourse emerging with the advent of new technological advances. Her latest research projects explore the distribution of authorial and creative power with respect to nonhuman agency, including the agency exercised by smart machines, in particular robots, and AI. She is also conducting practice-based research on creative robotics and generative art production.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Studio and Media Arts, PhD, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

1 Sept 201530 Jun 2022

Award Date: 30 Jun 2022

Studio and Media Arts, Master, Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University

Aug 2008May 2010

Studio and Media Arts, Master, Sculpture, Master of Fine Arts, Seoul National University

Mar 2006Aug 2008

Studio and Media Arts, Bachelor, Sculpture, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Seoul National University

Mar 2002Feb 2006


  • NB Sculpture
  • NX Arts in general
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR


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